I am also pleased that Quentin Tarantino (original screenplay) and Christophe Waltz (supporting actor) received deserving nods from the Academy for the enjoyable western Django Unchained which I think is the best film of the year.
The emotional drama Amour won Best Foreign Film and the award was collected by the acclaimed Austrian director Michael Heneke. I wonder why the legendary French actress Emmanuel Riva's portrayal of a dying elderly woman was overlooked for Jennifer Lawrence's Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook?
Finally, I didn't care much for Spielberg's Lincoln but Daniel Day Lewis does produce the goods in every picture. He was expected to lift the Oscar for his portrayal of Abe and lift it he did. There you have it! I did not have much to say after all!